Fox Sports Net Arizona Hires John MacLeod For ASU Men's Hoops Broadcasts

Nov. 6, 2000

John MacLeod, the former head basketball coach for the Phoenix Suns, has been hired as the analyst for Arizona State University men's basketball telecasts and as the 'NBA Insider' for the Arizona Regional Sports Report, Fox Sports Net Arizona Vice President & General Manager Cathy Weeden announced today.

MacLeod makes his debut on Fox Sports Net this Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. MST when Arizona State plays Tulsa in the NABC Classic at Chapel Hill, N.C. It is the first of nine Fox Sports Net telecasts of Arizona State basketball during the 2000-01 season.

With Fox Sports Net, MacLeod teams with Tom Dillon on Arizona State men's basketball telecasts and reports on the National Basketball Association for the nightly Arizona Regional Sports Report. The Arizona Regional Sports Report can be seen nightly at 11 p.m. and on Monday - Friday at 7 p.m., depending on if there is live programming scheduled for the slot.

MacLeod was named the Phoenix Suns' fifth head coach when hired prior to the 1973-74 season. He served as head coach for 13-plus seasons (1973-87) and posted a 579-543 record, a win total that is the most by a Suns coach. His NBA career record over 18 seasons is 707-657 (.518), placing him 10th on all-time NBA coaches win list.

Following his tenure with the Suns, MacLeod moved to Dallas for two-plus seasons. The Mavericks were 53-29 in his first season and advanced to the 1987 Western Conference Finals for the only time in team history. After his time with Dallas, the New York Knicks hired MacLeod in 1990-91 after they made a coaching change early in the season.

MacLeod has NCAA head coaching experience at two schools. He was the head coach at Notre Dame from 1991-99 and was the head coach at University of Oklahoma from 1967-73. In total, MacLeod had a 14-year college record of 196-193.

MacLeod joined the Suns for his second tour of duty on December 18, 1999 as the team's special assistant coach.

MacLeod has been in coaching since 1959 when he was an assistant coach at DeSales High School in Kentucky. From there he was head coach at Smithville High School in Indiana before serving assistant positions at Cathedral High School in Indiana and University of Oklahoma.

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